Category: Leadership

Professional Development: Goals to Turn Better Managers into Great Leaders

Professional Development- Goals to Turn Better Managers into Great Leaders

Employees depend on their supervisors to create a better work culture, motivate them, and coach them throughout their roles. As such, being an effective manager requires more than just managing tasks — it requires leadership. Professional development and goal-setting play a significant role in developing a manager’s goals. Managers already spend a great deal of… Read more »

Self-Awareness is the Key to Strong Leadership

Employees Agreeing at Desk Self-awareness is the first step to being able to help others. Leaders who demonstrate high self-awareness are able to understand where they struggle, how they can compensate, and what they learn along the way. It's a key component of emotional intelligence, which means that being self-aware not only signals the ability to recognize and understand... Read more »

10 Best Practices for Effective Team Building

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As we approach the quarter pole of the 21st century, it has become apparent that the pace of technological change is not slowing down. Rather, we’ve come to expect disruptive, industry-altering innovation as the new norm. The impact of this economy on business and employment is twofold: Not only are people in task-focused jobs being… Read more »

Developing Your Team: What Makes a Successful Salesperson?

Developing Your Team- What Makes a Successful Salesperson?

Not sure how to create a team of successful salespeople? Start by hiring the right candidate. Making a bad hire will set your team off on the wrong foot. So, how do you know you’re making the right decision? Look for these six traits or the potential to cultivate these characteristics in candidates. A good… Read more »

5 Qualities that Separate Extraordinary Salespeople from the Rest

5 Qualities that Separate Extraordinary Salespeople from the Rest

Sales is a competitive business and a tough one at that. If a candidate doesn’t have the right qualities in place, your team and company are going to lose big. So, what makes an individual a good fit for the job? These five traits of salespeople separate the extraordinary from the rest. Self Motivated Top… Read more »

The Value of Self-Awareness at Work

The Value of Self-Awareness at Work

Great leaders often have several traits in common. We tend to see characteristics like strong communication, a positive attitude and a sense of integrity on the short list. But, where does self-awareness come into play? This attribute is often overlooked in leaders, but here at Caliper, we argue that this characteristic can make or break… Read more »

What We Learned About Successful Women Leaders

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The disparity is stark. Women represent 57 percent of college students and 47 percent of the workforce in the United States, yet fewer than seven percent of women are CEOs at Fortune 500 companies. The percentage of women elected to Congress continues to hover around 20 percent. To say “Women don’t seek high-level positions” is… Read more »

The Profile of a Successful Leader

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“Leadership” is a broad term. The CEO of a globally recognized corporation is a leader. The construction manager at a build site is a leader. The owner of a three-person insurance agency is a leader. Some leadership roles emphasize strategic planning, while others call for a focus on operational oversight. No two leadership roles are… Read more »

Heather Ishikawa joins Caliper as Vice President of Product Strategy

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Caliper has a new Vice President of Product Strategy! We already offer world-class assessment instruments and human-capital solutions, but we needed the right person to spearhead our product strategy and refine our product suite for 2018 and beyond. Heather Ishikawa, who brings extensive experience in product development as well as deep industry knowledge of talent… Read more »